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How to Export WhatsApp Photos from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S7?

-- Friday, June 02, 2017
I have searched around quite a bit, with no avail. Can someone please point me to a way so that I can transfer my WhatsApp messages and media file from iPhone to the new Samsung Galaxy S8? Thanks in advance!

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  • The WhatsApp attachments such as photos, audio and videos can be valuable to use. In this way, when we swift to a new smartphone, it would be great if those media files can be migrated as well. Please continue to read and you will find out the solution to transfer WhatsApp attachments from iPhone to Samsung.

    Guide: Export WhatsApp Attachments from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S7

    To export WhatsApp photos or videos from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8/S7, please firstly download and install the iOS WhatsApp Transfer program on your computer by clicking the download button below.

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    Step 1 Launch iOS WhatsApp Transfer
    First of all, please launch iOS WhatsApp Transfer program on your computer after you successfully install it. On the interface, you need to choose "WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore" option and then click on the "Transfer WhatsApp Messages" mode to start the transfer process.

    iOS WhatsApp Transfer Backup Restore

    Step 2 Connect iPhone and Samsung to PC
    You need to connect both iPhone and Samsung to PC via the USB cables. But please note that iPhone be detected at the left pane as the source device to transfer data. And Samsung needs to be put at the right pane. You can click on the "Flip" to change it.

    iOS and Android Connected

    Step 3 Transfer WhatsApp Photos/Videos from iPhone to Samsung
    After that, please click on the "Transfer" button and iOS WhatsApp Transfer would start to export WhatsApp attachments from iPhone to Galaxy S8/S7.

    Confirm Transferring WhatsApp

    Step 4 Restore Exported WhatsApp Attachments on Samsung
    The transfer process is done. You need to restore the exported WhatsApp attachments on your Samsung, which is pretty simple and you can follow the tips on the program to complete the job.

    WhatsApp Transfer Completed

    Tips: Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos on Samsung Automatically

    WhatsApp would automatically save photos and videos from your chats, which would consume the storage space on your smartphone as well as eat up the cellular data. In this way, some users may want to stop WhatsApp auto saving attachments on Samsung. Now, you can follow the steps below to stop auto downloading.

    Step 1 Tap on the WhatsApp icon to open the app on Samsung. And on the main screen, please continue to tap on the "more" button (three dots) on the top right corner.

    Step 2 From the list, select "Settings > Data Usage".

    Step 3 You can see there are three options "When using mobile data", "When connected on Wi-Fi", "When roaming" on the Data usage screen.

    Step 4 Now, you need to go to each of the three options and uncheck the media file including pictures, audio and videos. Then it would stop WhatsApp saving attachments on Samsung automatically.

    Stop WhatsApp Saving Photos

    If you have any problem or any new ideas about this article, please leave us a message by dropping a comment below.

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